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Biochemistry Degree

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry - Biochemistry Track

The Biochemistry Track is a program designed for students interested in the application of chemical concepts to biological systems. This degree program will prepare students seeking to continue their education in a health field (medical, dental, pharmacy, etc.) or in a graduate program in which the research may focus on biochemical, medicinal, or forensic chemistry, or toxicology areas.

Careers for Biochemistry Majors:

The skills you develop here will launch you into boundless career opportunities, including:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Healthcare scientist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Forensic scientist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Pharmacologist 

Degree Requirements

  • The minimum total credits required for a B.S. in Chemistry—Biochemistry Track is 120. Students are required to complete 64 semester credit hours of chemistry and biology courses.
  • All required and elective mathematics, computer science, and statistics courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.
  • All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Basic Education requirements and the chemistry requirements.

Biochemistry Major Requirements

  • 64 semester credit hours are required in Chemistry and Biology courses.
  • This degree plan does not require a separate minor.
  • Depending upon each student’s level of readiness for college courses, pre-calculus can be counted within the total semester credit hours for the degree while another upper level elective allows pre-med students to take another biology course to further their preparation for professional/graduate schools.